Lotus tower to offer world’s highest Bungee jump
Posted on October 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The Colombo Lotus Tower and Singapore Go Bungy company has signed a contract to start bungee jumping for the first time in Sri Lanka, which would be the world’s highest bungee jump after it is launched.

The adventure jumping will be launched in Sri Lanka from January 1 next year.

The company, ‘Go Bungy’ headquartered in Singapore, is currently operating bungee jumping sites in three countries, Japan, China and Nepal.

David Horodezny, General Manager of Go Bungy and Bungy Lanka said they have 8 sites in Japan and the highest site in Japan is 216 meters.  They have a 260 meter tall bungy site in China which is operating from the world’s highest glass bridge.

He said Go Bungy safely jumps over 50,000 customers per year and they are planning to carry 130 jumps once they set up the site at Lotus Tower. It will include 100 jumps during the day time and 30 jumps during the night.

David said this would be a massive project to attract tourists to Sri Lanka after it is launched in January.

The CEO of the Colombo Lotus Tower (Private) Company Major General (Retired ) Prasad Samarasinghe said the investment is 100 per cent funded by the Singapore company and the Colombo Lotus Tower Company will get 15 per cent from each jump.

He said local adventurers will also be able to engage in the sport after fulfilling all health requirements.

However, he said the company had not finalized the rates and packages for the jump and this would be announced later.

CEO of Go Bungy and Bungy Lanka, Beau Retallick said they expect to bring down at least 17,000 tourists next year. The jump will be available for those above the age of 15 years who fulfill all the health requirements. However those between 15 and 18 years will have to provide written permission from their parents or guardians.

The Lotus Tower management said that once this sport is launched, a large number of tourists will arrive in the country and the government will not have to make much efforts to attract tourism. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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